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How little boy’s Baby Yoda gift became good-luck charm to wildfire-fighting crews

Firefighters battling the West Coast blazes have found some happiness in the form of, believe it or not, Baby Yoda.

It started in September when Carver, a 5-year-old Oregon boy, told his grandmother, Sasha Tinning, that he wanted to accompany her to the store as she bought items to donate to a supply drive for firefighters. As they browsed, they spotted a toy version of the most adorable character from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

“He was the last one,” Tinning tells Yahoo Entertainment. “I looked at Carver, and I said, ‘Do you think this would be something the firefighters would like? And he said, ‘Yeah, Yeah, sure, they could use a friend.’”

Her grandson wrote a sweet note to go along with the gift: “Thank you Fire Fighters. Here is a friend for you, in case you get lonely.  Love, Carver.”

The little boy and his grandmother were

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Why Charm Jewelry Is Perfect For All Generations

In the world of charm jewelry, more is more. Each piece is symbolic, and often sentimental—like the jewelry equivalent of a scrapbook, charms are collected as wearable memories that can be added to necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. And while charm jewelry is booming, it’s a genre that’s been around for centuries. Queen Victoria herself is said to have had a charm bracelet so beautiful and popular that it inspired the creation of Tiffany & Co’s iconic bracelet in 1889.

A pre-curated piece is always an option, but if you plan to create your own, follow this advice: “[Find] a larger charm that can be a an anchor: a piece that the other charms can all be built around,” says Jennifer Shanker, founder of MUSE showroom and frequent collaborator on charm collections with independent designers. “The most important thing is to find charms that speak to you. If you can

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